I was originally going to post this in the thread on "essential right view" but it seems like a different topic.
AdvaitaJ wrote:phil wrote:So it seems to me that moments of not-having right view do not equal moments of having wrong view.
If you're saying what I think you're saying, I think we share equivalent views. It is obvious that I do not (yet) have Right View. However, I will state with equal conviction that I also do not possess wrong view; I simply don't know. I do not yet know from direct personal experience the insights that will reveal the reality of rebirth or the multi-lifetime nature of kamma. (I am, however, very comfortable with the concept of current life-time kamma.)
Hi Advaita and all
Yes, I think that's what I was getting at, but I'm not so sure know that it's right. If I kill a mosquito, for example, as I do on occasion, I confess - even if there is not an wrong explicit view "it's ok to do this", even if there is never that explicit view, isn't there an implicit wrong view "it's ok to do this" when the hand slaps the skeeter? So I would guess there are still many moments of wrong view of this kind for us, very momentary moments that are not explicit views, but are still very real, however momentary. Whereas a child who did it, who didn't know the Buddha's teaching, wouldn't have wrong view, even though he was performing akusala kamma patha. But we know better because of our appreciation of Dhamma, so whenever there is akusala kamma patha (any one of the ten unwholesome deeds that are of a degree heavy enough to become the kamma that performs the rebirth function, if I understand correctly) isn't wrong view implicit?